Jude Shingle Bio
Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Jude Shingle graduated from Allegheny College in 2008 majoring in Studio Art. The same year, his film Eudaimonia—chronicling a young man coming to terms with the current environmental crisis—won Best Short Film at both the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and Artivist Film Festival in Hollywood.
Jude invaded the shores of Lake Erie in 2009 working as an AmericaCorps VISTA with the environmental group Earth Force (now Earth Action). There he empowered neighborhood kids to take ownership of their community by solving local environmental issues. One of the neighborhood projects was recognized by the National Service Learning Partnership.
Following his year with AmeriCorps, Jude worked with a group of teens to produce short films about their experience in foster care. In addition he taught classes at the Inner City Neighborhood Art House, did freelance video production and had a brief stint with a video rental company.
Late 2009 found Jude working at the Erie Art Museum as an educator, where he still works today. In addition, Jude is a rostered Pennsylvania Artist in Residence and runs educational programming with Box of Light in their Erie studio teaching animation, robotics, programming and lego building (I know, there's no way that can be a real job!)
In January 2012, Jude was selected as the Early Learning Fellow with the Fred Rogers Center in Latrobe, PA and created a series of short instructional videos for early learning educators which will be released in early 2013 on the phenominal site yourele.org
In the summer of 2012, Jude illustrated the children's book Christopher Counts the Constellations, written by Mary Moodey. Not only was this Jude's first published work, the project was recognized as the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Innovation Erie design competition; an award which hopefully will allow MarMoo Works to continue creating high quality childrens media.
Copyright 2008-2013 Jude Shingle